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I've turned it back on. It was filtering for roughly 25minutes then stopped so I started pressing the button to run water through it. After 3 pressing it the third time, water stopped coming out and it started filtering again which it is still doing 20 minutes later. 

With the machine I have 2 new RO Membrane filters, 1 Composite filter, 1sediment filter and 1 insertion filter. This machine has been used in London and according to the previous owner the filters where changed about 6 months ago but I doubt it had a lot of use. 

I don't have the Osmio Installation Sanitisation kit, is this something I need before changing filters? @DavecUK

 

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When I first got mine It took a long time to go through the 1st  filtration, everything has been fine since then. Mine is nearly six months old now and I'm using Essex water, similar to London. 

I'm expecting to do a filter change soon and will probably buy the sanitisation kit before I do It. As you have the filters maybe just change them all and see If that helps.

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3 hours ago, iroko said:

When I first got mine It took a long time to go through the 1st  filtration, everything has been fine since then. Mine is nearly six months old now and I'm using Essex water, similar to London. 

I'm expecting to do a filter change soon and will probably buy the sanitisation kit before I do It. As you have the filters maybe just change them all and see If that helps.

If anyone is thinking of buying one of these or anything else from Osmio their customer service is amazing! I phoned them yesterday and they said all should be fine with my machine, just to change the filters. I also ordered the sterilisation kit which arrived as promised today with free next day delivery. They have a Whattsapp number which I asked them how to drain the machine as I'm driving it to France this weekend and they came back to me within the hour with full instructions. Very impressive!

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Just got my sanitisation kit and some spare filters in preperation for filter change.

 

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3 hours ago, iroko said:

Just got my sanitisation kit and some spare filters in preperation for filter change.

 

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I've had a nightmare with this. The instructions in the manual miss a vital step. After step 7 before removing the blanc filters you need to run at least 5litres through the machine to get rid of all the Milton solution. I followed the instructions and didn't do this, the new filters than got filled with the Milton solution and so far I've run over 20 litres through and it is still not completely gone. 

Osmio said they would be amending the instructions. 

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Thanks for the heads up.


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Just gone over 6 months now so due a filter change, are other owners going to change at 6 months or wait till the maintenance light comes on.

I think the pure taste of the water has dropped off slightly.


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49 minutes ago, iroko said:

Just gone over 6 months now so due a filter change, are other owners going to change at 6 months or wait till the maintenance light comes on.

I think the pure taste of the water has dropped off slightly.

Nope I had a email around a fortnight ago, I am going 12 month first time could even go longer haha, but maybe have to have clean up. Going to wait until the light comes on.

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The membranes are actually good for 1 year, so you could just change the carbon block if the taste has dropped off...usually it's the carbon block that cruds up and slows the system down enough so the maintenance light comes on.

P.S. Just to clarify the RO filter says on the cannister good for 1 year, if it's not blocked so much it slows the system down forcing the maintenance light on and works after changing the carbon block, then stick with the membrane as long as you are happy to up to 1 year.

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Thanks for replies, I'll leave alone for now and maybe just change the carbon filter at a later date.


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Which is in your opinion the best RO option for home use and to make coffee? Osmio looks like a good option, I read somewhere, maybe from DaveC that there might be in the future cartridges specific for coffee. Is there any news? Does the standard cartridge do a good job anyway? Osmio does not offer a maintenance service in Italy, but they say they ship replacements parts and maintenance is not too complicated in case. I looked at other companies, but they don't want to disclose water composition after remineralizing filter.

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6 minutes ago, Andrigo said:

Which is in your opinion the best RO option for home use and to make coffee? Osmio looks like a good option, I read somewhere, maybe from DaveC that there might be in the future cartridges specific for coffee. Is there any news? Does the standard cartridge do a good job anyway? Osmio does not offer a maintenance service in Italy, but they say they ship replacements parts and maintenance is not too complicated in case. I looked at other companies, but they don't want to disclose water composition after remineralizing filter.

No problems with the standard cartridges. Also as the rejection % is a standard value with an RO membrane, as the concentration of the water in the supply pitcher goes up, it all seems to average out at a reasonable enough TDS 

https://coffeeequipmentreviews.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/osmio-zero/.

So far my unit has been in operation for 11 months on the original filters....my water has a TDS of almost 300 in summer and about 270 in winter.

For us it removed the need for a large electric 4 litre airport water boiler that most Chinese have in the kitchen (my wife is Chinese). We use it every day and fill it 4 times or more per day....which is about 12 litres+ for all of us in the house. I like it and enjoy the convenience..I was fortunate not to have to pay for mine....because I thought it looked perfect, asked for a discount as I wanted to test/review it and they sent it free. They (Mark who owns the company) also said I could write what I liked, good or bad he didn't care and didn't get sight of the review until it was public & posted..

If it went wrong, I would buy another in a heartbeat as we wouldn't want to be without it now.... I'm sure it's not for everyone and I can think of 4 or 5 people it definitely wouldn't suit...

If you wan't counter top, plug and go, no plumbing and a kettle replacement up and running in minutes.....then it's good. If you want under the counter, plumbed install and to run a kettle, then probably a tankless  pumped RO system, with a high flow membrane is the way to go.

RO fortified with a touch of  Bicarb has always made good coffee for me and keeps machines almost problem free, as most problems are water related (note I don't use the term hard water). So whatever you decide I recommend using some sort of RO system....or high quality water treatment system e.g. specialist cartridge systems. Not some magic jug that filters water.


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Hi All,

I’m just about to order one of these. There is a promotion on at the moment, refer someone and get some free filters. I just need a name and a postcode, it doesn’t say surname so first name is probably fine. Anyone in?

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Not with one post NO!

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Is there still an unused one in the for sale forum.... all he has to do is make 5 posts.....


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31 minutes ago, DavecUK said:

Is there still an unused one in the for sale forum.... all he has to do is make 5 posts.....

Sorry I’m really new to this site, can you explain?

Im just trying to use a promotion offer and share it with some fellow coffee drinkers. If me only having one post isn’t deemed as acceptable I kind of understand, but am a bit perplexed.

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34 minutes ago, Akb said:

Sorry I’m really new to this site, can you explain?

Im just trying to use a promotion offer and share it with some fellow coffee drinkers. If me only having one post isn’t deemed as acceptable I kind of understand, but am a bit perplexed.

I said nuthin, I don't care if you have half a post. Like I said there is a forum member who wants to sell an unused one....you want to buy one. Seems to make sense and you save money....although I can't remember what the other guy is asking for it. The forum rules are to simply make 5 posts before you can access the for sale forum. I don't make the rules, I don't try and rationalise them....I just follow them.  Good luck...

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56 minutes ago, DavecUK said:

Oh right! Sorry I totally misread that. Thanks for clarifying. Totally agree you can’t have anyone just jumping in and buying things, especially with how the web is, though to be honest I’d only buy new (warranty can be a useful thing).

 

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On 18/11/2019 at 20:53, Akb said:

Sorry I’m really new to this site, can you explain?

Im just trying to use a promotion offer and share it with some fellow coffee drinkers. If me only having one post isn’t deemed as acceptable I kind of understand, but am a bit perplexed.

There is one currently for sale in that section of the website that may be of interest. You need a few more posts before you can buy yet (5 or 10, I am not sure).

Welcome to the forum btw :)


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